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Letting things slide: the ugly

This is fennel, impacted into a cinderblock hole. It’s what happens when you let things slide for two years.

Impacted fennel stalks

Impacted fennel stalks

I could not pull it out of the cinderblock, and I wasn’t about to let it keep growing. So the cinderblock itself had to go.

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April 16, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Ladybugs!

Here are the new ladybugs for this year. They’re new — look how small, the fennel flowers look ginormous in comparison.

Fun Fact: Ladybugs are fiercest when young; the little crocodile-like larvae are voracious.

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April 9, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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Magnificent Monster of a Potting Bench

We spent the last three weeks putting this together. Isn’t it fantastic?

Potting Bench

Potting Bench

There is one great big wash basin (soon to be plumbed), two spaces for plastic drop-in tubs in the middle, and the far-right side is three sides of plywood: all the better to dump soil onto.

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April 9, 2014 · admin · No Comments
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More chook pics

Just pics because I can.

Alice and Alert

Alice and Alert

All six of the chooks

All six of the chooks

Under the tree

Under the tree

November 22, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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The new ladies are beginning to lay

, thank goodness.  We’re finally getting enough eggs for ourselves (have been having to supplement) and now we’ll have a leeedle extra.  Such good news!

Here are our six. The two in front are Alice and Alert, from the first batch. The four in back are, from left to right,

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November 22, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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IT’S ALIIIIIVE!

Hey! My camera works! It had been stubborn for a few months. So let’s do ALL the pictures.

November 22, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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GGS

Garden Glamour Shot through the new back door that I spent two weeks altering to have a very sturdy doggie door:

Note the very sturdy new kickplate, support crossmember and doggie door.

Note the very sturdy new kickplate, support crossmember and doggie door.

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June 18, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Keyhole Herb Bed

Planning out the bed: see the yellow chalk

Planning out the bed: see the yellow chalk

The crew tests for concrete depth

The crew tests for concrete depth

Jackhammering within the cut lines

Jackhammering within the cut lines

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June 18, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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Esthetic decorating with farm implements

March 20, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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What the coop looks like now

So here’s what the coop looks like now. We’re planning improvements, but if I wait till “everything” is “done” then you’ll get pics when I’m dead. So!

The doors into the coop have big vents with two different layers of welded wire. Also four points of security on them… but we’re going to add another. We have The Local Animal Wildlife Highway (creek) running through the backyard, which means raccoons, opossums, deer, foxes, cats, dogs, goats, sheep, rats, mice, voles, moles, and other fun things walking about regularly. So, yeah. Another cane brace. Maybe too.

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March 19, 2013 · admin · No Comments
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